David Archuleta left a personal video message for his fans, “I’m going to focus on something else now, not my career.” The former American Idol alumni said it was a personal decision to go serve on a mission’s trip.
Archuleta expressed his deepest thoughts when he shared his message.
“It’s going to be a big sacrifice but I’m doing this to have more one-on-one time with my heavenly Father, with God.
I hope you will respect that it’s time for me to work on my relationship with him. And in that time with him, I need to give him the time that I’ve been wanting to and have never given the time to do. I hope you respect that.”
He said he was grateful for the last 4 years of memories. “I want to thank you for all of that. I wouldn’t be here without all of you.”
“You have brought me on this journey,” David Archuleta said in his video message Wednesday.
“I will still be giving my best and trying my best to see what I can do for you guys while I’m gone. I’m going to South America. This is a very personal decision. I appreciate you guys being respectful of what I’m doing.”
Archuleta was preparing for his two year mission.
“I’m going to miss everybody. I’m going to miss my family. I’m going to miss talking to all of you,” he said. “I appreciate that you guys have still been here. It’s means so much that you continue to show your support.”
In his video message David Archuleta shared his next phase in life. He’s leaving for a full time mission’s trip for his Mormon faith.
With this video message, Archuleta said he wanted to share his gratitude to his family, friends and fans.
“Just one more video from home for a while before I leave on my mission,” Archuleta said. “It has been an emotional week with family and friends. Just wanted to thank all of you for the support you have giving me for the last 4 years.”
This is not a goodbye message but a new phase in the life of a young artist.
David Archuleta’s life was changed four years ago when he participated on American Idol. In 2007, at sixteen-years-old, Archuleta became the youngest contestant on the show. Taking the runner up position to David Cook who won AI that year, Archuleta sang with a tremendous spirit during his performance of John Lennon’s, “Imagine.”
KSL reported the exact details of Archuleta’s mission trip were unknown. However a family friend said Archuleta will be serving in one of the missions in Chile and the family intends to keep his mission a private matter.
“I’m going to focus on something else now not my career,” he said.
“While I’m over there, I’d love to hear from you every now and then. My road manager will update my twitter account and keep me posted.”
“I’m so grateful for hearing your stories, it really keeps me going. It makes it all worth it,” Archuleta said to his fans.
“I hope you enjoy the new music that’s coming out. We’ve done our best to make it all it can be before I leave. I will see you all in two years. God Bless.”